Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.28.22

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House returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

TODAY 3:00: DEP Webinar On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program.  3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere/Anya Litvak: DEP: Shell, Archaea Energy Take Early Steps Toward Underground Carbon Storage 

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Solar Projects Held Up By Federal Probe, Group Says 

-- Bloomberg Green: Half-Built Solar Project Shows Risk From Tariffs To Biden’s Green Agenda [2 PA Projects Included]

-- WESA: Allegheny Conference Call For A Less Aggressive Energy Transition Strategy

-- WHYY: Philly’s Carbon Emissions Are Dropping, But The City Has A Long Way To Go

-- TribLive: Closed Cheswick Coal-Fired Power Plant Documented For History 

-- National Weather Service Red Flag Wildfire Warning For Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Delaware, Philadelphia, Western Chester, Eastern Chester, Western Montgomery, Eastern Montgomery, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks counties 

-- DCNR Forecast Wildfire Danger Map For April 28DCNR Wildfire Danger Webpage 

-- EPA Recognizes University Of Pennsylvania Project In Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Student Dana Sanchez Recognized For Research On Water, Nutrient Management Solutions For PA Farms  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day Working In School Garden

-- Warren Times: Volunteers Needed For Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup May 14

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Inspiring Story Of An Emmaus H.S. Student Tackling Litter Problem

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary In Berks County Listed On National Register Of Historic Places  [PaN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Earns Spot On National Register Of Historic Places

-- Delaware Currents: Lehigh River Watershed Threatened By Explosive Warehouse Growth In Delaware Watershed 

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Bucks County May Sell Its Massive Water System And That Could Cost Ratepayers Across Region

-- News Tribune: Lincoln University Renews Partnership With EPA On Internships, Promoting Environmental Research, Scientific Collaboration 

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Meets Certain Federal Air Quality Standards For 2nd Time

-- MCall Guest Essay: Expect High Gasoline Prices As We Address Climate Change - Misericordia University President Emeritus

-- DEP Awards $30.5 Million In Recycling Grants To 157 Counties, Municipalities

-- Keep PA Beautiful, The GIANT Company Support Projects At Horn Farm Center For Ag Education, York County, Centre County Recycling Center  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Delaware County To Host Public Workshop Series Starting April 28 As it Seeks A ‘Path Toward Zero Waste’ 

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Philly’s Poor Waste Management Is Environmental Injustice

-- Scranton Times: Lackawanna River Conservation Assn. Needs Volunteers For City Nature Challenge

-- Lancaster Conservancy's Otter Creek Nature Preserve In York County Inducted Into Old-Growth Forest Network  [PaEN]

-- Ross Family Partners With Natural Lands To Preserve Haycock Mountain In Bucks County  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Announces $250,000 Grant For Dickson City Park Rehab Project In Lackawanna County

-- DCNR Announces $70,000 Grant For Greenfield Twp. Park Project In Lackawanna County

-- Scranton Times: State Delivers Park Grants In Dickson City, Greenfield Twp.

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Migration Update - Halfway Thru Spring Migration Season 

-- WildLands Conservancy Highlights Upcoming Programs & Activities In Lehigh Valley 

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Fish & Boat Commission Moves To Begin Gaining Control Over Unregulated Stocking Of Fish


PA Politics


-- WHYY: Republican Candidates For Governor Want Lots Of Fracking


True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[Listen To What European Allies Need, Not To What Our Natural Gas Industry Wants]

-- WSJ: European Union Vows To Continue Phase Out Of Russian Natural Gas, Support Countries Affected By Russian Countermoves And Speed Up Switch To Renewable Energy

-- Bloomberg: Russia’s War Will Boost Solar Demand This Year, Chinese Solar Energy Company Says

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Too Many New Coal-Fired Plants Planned For 1.5C Climate Goal, Report Concludes

-- AP: China Promotes Coal In Setback For Efforts To Cut Emissions

-- AP: Climate Change May Increase Risk Of New Infectious Diseases

-- WPost: Massive Wildfires Helped Fuel Global Forest Losses In 2021

-- AP: One-Fifth Of Reptiles Worldwide Face Risk Of Extinction

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Reuters: Allies Of Ex-President Breach U.S. Voting Systems In Search Of 2020 Fraud ‘Evidence’ [PA Breach Incident]

-- Inquirer: Republican Candidate For Governor Sen. Mastriano Campaigned At Event Promoting QAnon And 9/11, JFK Conspiracy Theories

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Candidate For Gov. Sen. Mastriano Campaigned At Event Promoting QAnon

-- PennLive Guest Essay: I’m A Republican, Mastriano Is My Senator, Here’s What Pennsylvanians Should Know - Todd Peterson [Overturning Election, Audit His Campaign Expenses]

-- MCall: Montgomery County Man Who Repeatedly Hit Capitol Police Officer With Flagpole Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: Wealthy Delaware County Republican Insider Dave White Is Running For Governor As A Blue-Collar Outsider

-- AP: 4 Republican Candidates For Governor Claw For An Edge In Debate

-- Inquirer: 4 Takeaways From Republican Governor’s Debate

-- WHYY: Republican Candidates For Governor Want No Abortion, No Mail Voting, Lots Of Fracking

-- TribLive: Josh Shapiro Positioned To Enter General Election Campaign Flush With Cash

-- PennLive - John Baer: How To Be A Better Voter In PA’s Primary Election

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: House Advances Bill To Post Members’ Expenses Online

-- PA Capital-Star: ‘All Of Us Share A Responsibility To Guard Against Hate,’ Wolf Says As PA Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

-- PA Capital-Star: Senate Probation Reform Bill Faces Pushback, Advocates Say They Prefer The Status Quo

-- WHYY: PA Lawmakers Urge Approval Of Rape Kit Tracking System Legislation

-- TribLive: Shooter Threat Closes Imani Christian Academy In Pittsburgh

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools Makes Masking Optional

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Scrap State Law Restricting Broadband Options

-- Post-Gazette: Court Agreement Could Bring Tax Relief To Allegheny County Homeowners

-- TribLive Editorial: Property Tax Reform Is Long Overdue

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[Posted: April 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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